Time for more Uni Tweaks from the UW readership.
I hope you guys like this feature and will want to continue to submit your concepts and tweaks to me. If you do, Shoot me an E-mail (Phil (dot) Hecken (at) gmail (dot) com).
Like most, I was underwhelmed by the recent redesign of the Cleveland Cavaliers, so I wanted to take matters into my own hands and redesign them in a way I thought worked well with the direction Daniel Arsham and the Cavs’ creative team were going.
I added striping to the chest and sides of the jersey inspired by 1974-1981 uniforms (sides) and 1981-1983 uniforms (chest). I also made the detailing inside the numbers and chest letters white to pop a little more, fitting better with the white uniform which already did this. For the pants, I continued the striping, made the waistband gold for contrast, and made the waistband logo wine for the same reason (why even have a waistband logo if you aren’t able to see it?)
This one went fairly unchanged once I added the striping. The only real change on the jersey is that I made the sponsor’s logo wine and gold on this one as well to match with the wine and black (and because I at least feel like the sponsorship is slightly less egregious if you put it in team colors. I still hate it, but if we must sacrifice, at least make it a little less noticeable.) For the pants, I continued the striping, made the waistband gold for contrast, and made the waistband logo wine for the same reason.
I didn’t change much with this one either after adding the striping. The only change on the jersey is that I made the detailing inside the numbers wine to stand out. This was similar to what I did with my wine jersey. For the pants, I continued the striping, made the waistband gold for contrast, and made the waistband logo wine for the same reason.
I am not an NBA guy normally and I’m also not from Ohio (although I do try to claim it since I was raised there for nine months and I like Ohio better than Michigan—my actual home state), so I am very interested in hearing the thoughts of the comm-Uni-ty as a hole, but Cavs fans in particular.
Thanks for all that you and Paul do!